New Operator For East Anglia Rail Services From Spring 2011

The seven year rail franchise awarded to National Express East Anglia will be allowed to expire 31st March 2011. National Express initially hoped for a three year extension to allow operations across East Anglia until 2014. When the Department for Transport renationalised the group’s East Coast franchise (King’s Cross to Northeast England and Scotland) it did so in such a way that allowed it to cancel any extension for the company’s East Anglia franchise. The Department for Transport is now seeking a new operator to take over the rail service from 1st April 2011.